The Hampton Bays Civic Association is slated to hold a meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Senior Center to discuss an idea to incorporate the hamlet of Hampton Bays.
The civic is asking that all residents attend to voice their opinion, both in support and opposition to the idea and to be ready to join an exploratory committee.
In announcement to the community, the civic wrote, "Whether you are pro, con or simply undecided, the Hampton Bays Civic Association asks all residents to step up and get involved with their community."
The idea to incorporate has been around for 60 years, however, with residents complaining about blight and over development of Hampton Bays, the civic opted to resurrect the plan in January.
At a meeting held on Jan. 28, the civic heard from village officials from Mastic Beach, which incorporated in 2010.
Over 100 residents listened as Paul Breschard, the first mayor of Mastic Beach, explained that the process to incorporate cost about $40,000 between lawyer's fees, surveys, campaign materials, and other costs. Including the year and a half spent as village mayor, Breschard said his efforts incorporating Mastic Beach Village took about five and a half years.
Aside from the Hampton Bays Civic Association being onboard to weigh the pluses and minuses of an incorporation, the newly-formed Concerned Citizens of Hampton Bays has also stated that it will participate in the process.
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